Shoreline Community College is one of 12 companies and organizations to be recognized by Seattle City Light for leadership in energy conservation. Specifically, Shoreline was awarded for the installation of an 18 kilowatt system on the 2900 Building, the largest non-residential system in Seattle City Light's service area.
These "Power Players" saved millions of kilowatt-hours of electricity by working with City Light to develop energy efficient buildings, encourage the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs, retrofit lighting, heating and cooling systems, and develop solar energy projects.
On September 21, Seattle City Light hosted a brunch for Shoreline Community College and the 11 other awardees. Additionally, all were honored at the Seattle Seahawks "Blue is Green" game after the brunch – the Seahawks beat the Rams that day. Science Division Dean Susan Hoyne represented the college at the event, at which she and the other representatives were introduced and given plaques.
Dean Hoyne said, “It was a wonderful opportunity to meet others interested in alternative energy and compare programs. I’m glad Shoreline is being recognized for its solar and sustainable leadership.”
Shoreline Community College has also been recognized as a leader in renewable energy for housing the WSU Zero Energy House and Northwest Solar Center and for its flagship solar and alternative technology curricula.
Seattle City Light will host the Seattle-Shoreline Solar Tour on Saturday October 4th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with one kick-off location being at Shoreline Community College. Participants will have the opportunity to visit 29 homes and businesses that have installed solar energy systems. For more information go to the Solar Tour page at http://www.seattle.gov/light/solar/Tour.asp or call the Conservation Help Line at 206-684-3800.